Making Thanksgiving Memories
Yes, it’s true. Last year for Thanksgiving we did a reenactment of the First Thanksgiving with pilgrim hats, Indian headdresses, teepee, pretend fire and all. It was fun and entertaining for the kids and adults- and yes, perhaps a bit overboard.
But there’s nothing wrong with “overboard” when it comes to kids and fun, right? After all, these are Thanksgiving Memories in the making for them.
“Not Overboard” Activities
For some simple activities that don’t require erecting a teepee, check out these adorable Thanksgiving activities from HP Creative Studio:
The First Thanksgiving Reenactment
If you are interested in making your own First Thanksgiving reenactment, you can make any combination of the following:
1. Pilgrim Hat
These adorable pilgrim hats are made from plain white copy paper and yarn. Here’s a great tutorial from Skip To My Lou.
2. Pretend Fire
A pretend fire can be made from paper towel rolls painted brown and flames cut from red, orange and yellow construction paper. I used a disposable party tray bottom for the base of our fire.
3. Native American Teepee
This one can be tricky. Here is a great tutorial from Confessions Of A Prop Junkie.
4. Picnic Table
For a table and chair, I brought in our outdoor resin kids picnic bench from Playskool. What’s nice is this doubles as the “kids” table for Thanksgiving Dinner.
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